getmail

getmail

Web site: pyropus.ca/software/getmail/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: 1998
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getmail – a mail retriever designed to allow you to get your mail from one or more mail accounts on various mail servers to your local machine for reading with a minimum of fuss. getmail is designed to be secure, flexible, reliable, and easy-to-use. getmail is designed to replace other mail retrievers such as fetchmail.

Features:
– simple to install, configure, and use
– retrieve virtually any mail
– support for accessing mailboxes with the following protocols: POP3, POP3-over-SSL, IMAP4, IMAP4-over-SSL, SDPS (Demon UK’s extensions to POP3)
– support for message filtering, classification, and annotation by external programs like spam filters and anti-virus programs
– support for delivering messages to different destinations based on the message recipient
– written in Python, and therefore easy to extend or customize

The project developer is Charles Cazabon.

Uzbl

Uzbl

Web site: www.uzbl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Python
First release: May 17, 2009
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Uzbl – a lightweight browser based on uzbl-core. Uzbl adheres to the UNIX philosophy of “Write programs that do one thing and do it well”. The uzbl-browser package includes uzbl-core, uzbl-browser and uzbl-event-manager.

Uzbl-browser allows for a single page per window (with as many windows as you want), while uzbl-tabbed provides a wrapper for uzbl-browser and implements basic tabs with multiple pages per window.

Features:
– very minimal graphical interface. You only see what you need
– what is not browsing, is not in uzbl. Things like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, downloads, are handled through external scripts that you write
– controllable through various means such as fifo and socket files, stdin, keyboard and more
– advanced, customizable keyboard interface with support for modes, modkeys, multichars, variables (keywords) etc. (eg you can tweak the interface to be vim-like, emacs-like or any-other-program-like)
– focus on plaintext storage for your data and configs in simple, parseable formats

Rainbow Stream

Rainbow Stream

Web site: github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: May 2014
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Rainbow Stream – a terminal based Twitter Client with real-time tweetstream, compose, search, favorite, and much more fun directly from terminal.

This application is built on the Python Twitter Tools and the Twitter API, and runs on Python (2.7.x and 3.x).

Features:
– you can now display tweeted images directly on the terminal
– while your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet, etc. directly from your console
– Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes, you can switch themes with the theme command and customize themes as you please

Qutebrowser

Qutebrowser

Web site: qutebrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 14, 2014
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Qutebrowser – a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Qutebrowser can be configured via the UI, the qutebrowser command-line or a Python script. It supports two different rendering engine backends: QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. Qutebrowser optionally uses pdf.js to display PDF files in the browser.

Qutebrowser’s primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler).

Turpial

Turpial

Web site: turpial.org.ve
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 16, 2010
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Turpial – a light, fast and beautiful microblogging client written in Python which supports 3 different interfaces: Shell, Gtk and Qt.

Turpial is an alternative client for microblogging with multiple interfaces. At the moment it supports Twitter and Identi.ca and works with Gtk and Qt interfaces, but we are still working on more fancy features.

Turpial tries to identify your desktop environment and load the interface that best suit to it. If you use a Gtk based environment then Turpial will load Gtk interface but in a non-Gtk based environment it will load the Qt interface.

Turpial also has desktop integration features like notifications, and themes. It includes convenient features like muting users, and url shorteners.

The project developer is Wil Alvarez.
The last version of Turpial was released in December 2013.

Straw

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Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Attic/Straw
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: ?
Programing language: Python
First release: December 7, 2003
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Straw – feed reader aimed for users using the GNOME desktop. You subscribe to news, blogs, and podcast feeds and read the feeds in the comfort of your desktop, with or without online access.

The goal of Straw is to be an easy-to-use feed reader and one that is integrated with the rest of your desktop. It should support the capabilities provided by the desktop as well as not being hard to users when it comes to usability and in terms of providing functionality.

Feature highlights:
– RSS and ATOM support
– Support for enclosures
– Export and import of feed list from OPML
– Offline reading of blog and news (and other) feed content
– Support for grouping of feeds (categories)

The latest version of Straw 0.27 was released in 2007.

Gwibber

Gwibber

Web site: gwibber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: February 19, 2009
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Gwibber – an open source microblogging framework and desktop client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK+. The Gwibber backend is a stand-alone daemon that manages updates and retrieves stream data from social networks. The Gwibber backend can be accessed through D-Bus.

It supports Twitter, Identi.ca, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku.

Features:
– Supports many different social networks
– Provides a combined stream of all your messages
– Automatically shortens URLs when they are pasted
– Built-in search tool and support for saved searches
– Optional support for spell-checking as you type
– HTML themes let you customize Gwibber’s look and feel
– Multicolumn user interface for viewing multiple streams

The last version 3.6.0 was released in 2012.

Hotot

Hotot

Web site: hotot.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: June 4, 2012
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Hotot – a Python and WebKit based open source, lightweight, flexible microblogging client supporting Twitter and Identi.ca at this point of development.

Features include:
– Update/View Timelines
– Follow/Unfollow people
– Post status
– Reply tweets
– Post direct messages
– View people profile
– Native notification
– Global key-shortcut

The latest version of Hotot 0.9.8.14 was released in 2014.

Alot

Alot

Web site: github.com/pazz/alot
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: 2011
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Alot – a terminal-based mail user agent based on the notmuch mail indexer. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit and features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

The main features of Alot are:
– multiple accounts for sending mails via sendmail
– can spawn terminal windows for asynchronous editing of mails
– tab completion and usage help for all commands
– contacts completion using customizable lookups commands
– user configurable keyboard maps
– customizable colour and layout themes
– python hooks to react on events and do custom formatting
– forward/reply/group-reply of emails
– printing/piping of mails and threads
– configurable status bar with notification popups
– database manager that manages a write queue to the notmuch index
– full support for PGP/MIME encryption and signing

The project founder is Patrick Totzke.

Cốc Cốc

Cốc Cốc

Web site: coccoc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Assembly, JavaScript, Python
First release: May 14, 2013
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Cốc Cốc (previously Cờ Rôm+) – a free, Chromium based, fast, secure and easy-to-use web browser on your smartphone. In addition, Cốc Cốc has many features to meet your daily needs, from download and movie clips, smart search, night mode to save money when shopping online.

The most important features of the web browser are:
– Downloaded Video: Watch your favorite videos when not connected to internet and without interruption.
– Video: Allows you to watch both video and surf at the same time.
– High security: it can detect malicious Web sites and protect you from spyware or malicious code.
– Update news on new tabs: Update news every day when new tabs slide.
– Save money when shopping online: If you are looking at products in a web site, Cốc Cốc will find thousands of other sites that sell the same (or similar) products to find cheaper.
– Text reading mode: Remove redundant parts of the web page, making it easier to read the article.
– Night mode: Protect your eyes when surfing the web at night or in low light.
– Browsing with incognito mode: Your browsing history will not be saved when you visit incognito mode.
– Movie info: Type the name of the movie being shown in the cinema into the Cốc Cốc search box, you can see the screening schedule, trailer, actor, duration, viewers rating of the movie.

The Cốc Cốc browser is developed by Vietnamese company Cốc Cốc.